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Vasakronan takes Australian route to issue fully digital bond

September 2, 2019

When Swedish real estate company Vasakronan decided to venture outside the local bond market, it chose to issue in Australian dollars and go fully digital – a strategy that netted it new international long-term investors, as Kat Van Hoof reports.

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Citi EMEA CEO keeps a close eye on the bigger picture

September 2, 2019

Citigroup’s CEO of EMEA operations talks to The Banker about prioritising client satisfaction, keeping up with digitisation and anticipating future opportunities created by big structural shifts in the global financial system.

Asia leads investment banking fee growth over decade

September 2, 2019

In the past decade, banks in Asia have seen the most aggressive growth in investment banking fees, followed by those in the US. Meanwhile, Europe lags behind, as Kat Van Hoof reports.

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Natixis head of corporate banking prioritises green finance

August 1, 2019

Natixis’s CIB head Marc Vincent talks about the bank’s drive for innovation in sustainable finance.

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Africa's capital markets get fit for the modern age

August 1, 2019

Africa has the world's richest concentration of commodities and natural resources, yet remains its poorest continent. Can it make good on the potential for capital markets to bloom? 

Wave of African bank consolidation reduces systemic risk

July 11, 2019

Bank consolidation in sub-Saharan Africa is in full swing. Large and stable banks are growing steadily as a result, while many small and inefficient banks are disappearing. 

Top 1000 World Banks - Profits divided

July 9, 2019
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In a year of haves and have-nots, Asian banks took the biggest beating, fronted by an overall pre-tax profit decline in both China and Japan.

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Société Générale chairman lays out streamlined strategy

July 2, 2019

Société Générale recently announced a restructuring plan. Chairman Lorenzo Bini Smaghi discusses this and other matters affecting the bank.

Top 1000 World Banks - The evolution of Chinese banks' assets and profits

July 1, 2019
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Assets at Chinese institutions may have grown enormously, but the US crushes China when it comes to pre-tax profit growth.

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Top 1000 World Banks 2019

July 1, 2019

While the global banking system is safer a decade on from the height of the financial crisis, an uncertain economic environment points towards a slowdown as the figures from The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking for 2019 show.

Top 1000 World Banks 2019

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